Pope nixes German plan to allow Communion for non-Catholics

ROME – Pope Francis has told German bishops they can’t publish guidelines on whether non-Catholic spouses may receive Communion, saying the issue concerns the broader Catholic Church and is too...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope encourages mobster-plagued town to take law’s side

ROME – Pope Francis is urging residents of a mobster-plagued Rome suburb to be courageous and side with the law. Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass on Sunday evening in Ostia, a seaside town. In...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christians in Western Europe less tolerant of immigrants

BERLIN – Christians in Western Europe are less accepting of immigrants and non-Christians than people without religious affiliations, a study published Tuesday found. The Pew Research Center...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormons grapple with race decades after ban on black leaders

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church on Friday celebrated the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples,...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Never again: Pope denounces ‘culture of abuse, cover-up’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis became the first pope to publicly denounce a “culture of abuse and cover-up” in the Catholic Church, saying Thursday he was ashamed that neither he nor Chile’s Catholic...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

BEIJING – China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid conflict, Jews and Muslims in U.S. seek solidarity

DETROIT – As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Video series to start at Southern Baptist Church

An eight-week video series, called “A Tour of Prophecy,” by David Jeremiah will start June 6 in the fellowship hall at First Southern Baptist Church, 1715 West Second Ave. The series shows messages...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas – A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of “unbiblical teaching” through sexist and...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis’ reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis’ desire to make gay people feel...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Community invited to pray for La Plata County

The community is invited to attend an evening of prayer and worship from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 31 at McPherson Chapel at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The event is open to all followers of...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion